Imperial Valley College
- The mission of Imperial Valley College is to foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.
- The teacher population of 209 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Imperial Valley College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||209 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||8,135 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||39:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,955 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,180 students||5,903 students|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,500||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Imperial Valley College is part of the Imperial Community College District. Its boundaries encompass seven high school districts that serve Imperial County residents. The high school districts are Calexico Unified, Central Union, Holtville Unified, Imperial Unified, Brawley Union, Calipatria Unified and San Pasqual Unified. The original Imperial Valley College main campus, which opened in September 1962, consisted of library, science laboratories, fine arts rooms, student activities building, academic classrooms, administration and faculty offices, social science rooms, physical education shower and locker rooms, and agricultural education classrooms and shop. The Imperial Valley College campus is located on a 160-acre site at the intersection of Highway 111 and Aten Road, in Imperial, California. This location is in the heart of Imperial County and is within reasonable commuting distance of all of the cities in the Valley. There are also extended campus centers in the cities of El Centro, Brawley and Calexico. In order to meet its educational mandate, Imperial Valley College offers 900 different courses in 56 areas of study ranging from Administration of Justice to Welding Technology. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges reaccredited Imperial Valley College in 2001 for a period of six years. As one of the 71 community college districts in California, its educational mission, as defined in the state master plan for higher education and by statute, is to provide lower division transfer education, vocational and career education, and basic skills education to prepare students to succeed in college.
- The nearest community college to Imperial Valley College is Arizona Western College (59.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,702 students | 59.40 Mi2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma,  AZ  85365
- 9,719 students | 82.50 Mi43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert,  CA  92260
- 8,644 students | 83.60 Mi900 Rancho San Diego Pky
El Cajon,  CA  92019
- 18,040 students | 87.20 Mi8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon,  CA  92020
- 19,000 students | 87.50 Mi900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista,  CA  91910
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